Windows 10: Can't Get Task Scheduler To Start a programme on log-on/Startup Solved

  1.    16 Aug 2016 #1

    Can't Get Task Scheduler To Start a programme on log-on/Startup

    I have an old programme "Spotmau desktop secretary free" that works fine once it launches. Unfortunately the option to automatically launch it when I log on to windows does not work on windows 10. So I tried to use task scheduler. However, no matter what settings I use it refuses to launch automatically. If I run the exe file and launch it manually it works fine. I would like to get it to launch automatically when I log on. I have set Desktop Secretary to Win 7 mode but it still does not launch automatically. Your advice would be appreciated.

    Kind regards
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  2. Posts : 30,715
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       16 Aug 2016 #2

    Hello Chris, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If the program requires to be "run as administrator", then you could use the method in the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut, and place the elevated shortcut in your Startup folder.
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  3.    16 Aug 2016 #3

    Thanks. I will try that and see if it works and let you know.

    Kind regards
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  4.    17 Aug 2016 #4

    I got some good ideas from the tutorial. I checked "Run with the highest privileges and "configure for windows 10" and it starts up fine now. Thanks again.

    Kind regards
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  5. Posts : 30,715
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       17 Aug 2016 #5

    You're most welcome Chris. I'm glad it was able to help. :)
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